how to prevent blood clots in legs naturally
Coronavirus infections tend to cause blood clots in various organs. Blood clots in the brain can lead to stroke, heart attack in the heart, pulmonary embolism in the lungs. Blood clots can even form in the veins of the legs. This is called deep vein thrombosis or DVT. When blood clots form in the large veins at the back of the legs, it enters the lungs directly and close the blood vessels. This is called pulmonary embolism. This can lead to immediate severe shortness of breath, chest pain, and even death of the patient. Therefore, the risk of death can be greatly reduced if blood clots in the feet are prevented at an early stage.
The cause of blood clots in the legs
- Prolonged inactivity or lying in bed
- After surgery
- Excess weight
- Long time travel
- Deficiency of various elements that prevent blood from clotting in the body
- Hereditary risk
- Swelling and redness of the legs
- Severe pain in the legs
- Stiffening of the muscles in the back of the legs
- Feeling numb or heavy
- Weight control
- Walk 30 to 45 minutes every day, whether you have corona infection or not
- Drink enough water
- Do not sit for a long time. Walking for some time after every one hour
- Wearing loose clothing
- If you want to sit for a long time, massage the back muscles of the legs for two hours in a row.
If you have to lie down for a long time, such as in an isolation ward or hospital bed, you can do some exercises for one and a half to two hours in a row:
Ankle Circle: Sit with legs straight and lift the soles of the feet slightly up with the ankles and rotate them back and forth and in a circle. Do this exercise for 30 seconds per hour.
Foot Pumps: Sit up straight and keep your ankles on the floor and move your toes up and down. Now move the ankle up and down. Rhythm it for 30-40 seconds in a row for one and a half to two hours.
Ni lift: Put your hands on your thighs, bend your knees and move one foot along your chest. Do this for 30-40 seconds for one and a half to two hours.
Stand on your toes: Straighten and stand on your toes. Hold for 5-10 seconds, then release. Do this 20-30 times in a row for 2 hours.
Author, physiotherapist, and public health specialist